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Principal Electrical Engineer

Are you a Principal Electrical Engineer looking for a new opportunity within the Highways sector?

Then you need to keep reading as this might be the right fit for you!!

We are recruiting for a leading construction consultancy looking to add a Principal Electrical Engineer to their team!

Job Title - Principal Electrical Engineer

Area/Location - Manchester

Type of Job - Permanent

Start Date - As Soon As Possible

Salary - £48 000

Job Description

Reporting to the Electrical Associate Director you will be an experienced electrical design engineer with a thorough understanding of technical, commercial, and construction experience within the electrical industry.
You must be dynamic and enthusiastic with good interpersonal and business development skills, with a broad experience in professional and project work and with a rail services background.

The post duties will include the undertaking of rail electrical LV and station/building design services on a local and national basis in accordance with the client's contract scope/requirements, current regulations, British and rail standards and specifications.

What you'll be doing:

  • requiring the checking and preparation to NR submission requirements of designs/briefs, specifications, feasibility studies, site inspection, commissioning and maintenance testing/certification, associated with a varied range of rail Infrastructure and electrical services including project management covering

  • MV/ LV main distribution

  • lineside plant and control (including points heating and earthing)

  • lighting, trackside, tunnel, platform and station buildings (general and emergency), lightning protection, small power and Life critical alarm, security and access systems,

  • SCADA plant interfaces

  • M&E system control and building management systems


  • degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

    Ideally you will be chartered by a professional body

  • consultancy background with a minimum of 10 years post qualification experience in the design, implementation and supervision in relevant aspects of rail electrical design and construction.

    An understanding of the commercial issues in undertaking a construction project

  • an extensive knowledge and understanding of the relevant electrical legislation, standards and procedures.

    Familiar in the use of Amtech and industrial standard lighting design software

  • capable of discussing engineering issues and identifying solutions.

    Supervising and monitoring staff, chairing and managing progress meetings, identification and assessment of additional payments due to variation orders or compensation events, determination of project final accounts and completing the defects period

  • an experienced Electrical Design Engineer familiar with the preparation of professional engineering designs, reports and feasibility studies including cost estimates, investigating problems, and identifying of options.

  • checking schemes and design deliverables in accordance with NR/L3/ELP/27406 for approval

What's in it for you - Benefits of working at the company

  • 23 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave

  • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice

  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks…and plenty more

  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology

  • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform

If you like what you have read so far

  • you feel this Company matches what you are looking for in a new career venture

  • would like a more detailed Job Description or would like to discuss the opportunity on the Principal Electrical Engineer

please click Apply on this advert and ring Cass on



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